Cuba’s willingness in favor of a respectful relationship with the United States was ratified today by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, in a message on his Twitter account.
The Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister reaffirmed this position when he spoke with the former governor of the state of New Mexico (2003-2011), Bill Richardson, after a meeting in which both personalities exchanged views on current threats to relations between the two countries, the re-establishment of which was announced in 2014.
The American politician confirmed the commitment of various sectors in the United States to the bonds between Havana and Washington.
I had a meeting with Governor Bill Richardson. We exchanged on current threats to bilateral relations. I reiterated Cuba’s willingness in favor of a relationship of respect. He confirmed the commitment of various sectors in the U.S. to the links between the two countries,’ he wrote in his account @BrunoRguezP.
Echoing this message, Prensa Latina recalled that relations between Cuba and the United States have experienced a setback since the arrival at the White House of President Donald Trump, who maintains an aggressive discourse towards the Caribbean nation that has among its main lines the tightening of the economic, commercial and financial blockade.
In addition, on January 16, the United States announced the extension by only 45 days, from February 1, the suspension of the implementation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, which codifies the blockade against Cuba.
That section had been suspended by each administration in the White House for six months since 1996, but the current administration opted to do so for only 45 days.
In recent statements to Prensa Latina, researcher Olga Rosa González assured that with the possible activation of Chapter III, the United States is once again betting on the domino effect to overthrow the Cuban Revolution.
According to the deputy director of the Center for Hemispheric and U.S. Studies at the University of Havana, Washington intends to strengthen the blockade of Cuba in order to achieve its desired goal of regime change.
(Taken from ACN in Spanish)